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Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum

Housed in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion where much of the home's original detail still exists, the museum exhibits include Civil War, mining, steamboating, clothing, geology, dolls, toys. Original 1830

Galena, IL Museums

Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War General and later 18

Galena, IL Famous Homes


The Dowling House

The Dowling House is Illinois' oldest stone structure--Galena's oldest home, built in 1826 as a trading post/residence. Furnished with primitives and Galena Pottery. 30-minute tours. Brill'

Galena, IL Historic Homes

The Old Market State Historic Site

The Old Market House, constructed in 1845-1846, was a center of Galena's community life during Galena's "Golden Era." The greek revival house sheltered vendors and shoppers, who gathered in the heart of the river city's business district until 1910

Galena, IL Historic Sites

Things to do Historic Buildings near Galena, IL

Lena Water Tower

Built in 1896 and 100 years later, the Lena Water Tower was placed on the National Register of Historic Structures. Th...

Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

See and hear of Galena's earliest Indian trader and how his building served Galena since the mid-1820s, through the Blackhawk...

Apollo Activity Center

The Apollo is an all-purpose activity center, whose 1912 theater has recently been renovated. The 12,000 square foot space ca...